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Cayetano on ABS-CBN: 'Reclaiming patrimony from oligarchs'

Jul 13, 2020 - 2:06 PM

A blow to press freedom? Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says killing the ABS-CBN franchise is all about ending 'the privilege of one family'

Speaker Allan Peter Cayetano presides a special session on March 23, 2020, to grant President Duterte additional powers to cope with the COVID-19 situation in the country. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

FamilyMart expands cookie line with two new flavors

Jul 02, 2020 - 12:27 PM

FamilyMart's Chocolate Walnut and new White Choco Almond and Dark Choco Almond cookie flavors can now be ordered online

APERITIF cookies now available at FamilyMart

Jun 23, 2020 - 3:54 PM

These local online bakery's gooey cookies can now be found in select FamilyMart stores around Metro Manila

Where did the Cojuangcos' wealth really come from?

Jun 17, 2020 - 1:00 PM

Neighbors didn’t believe the family made it all from rice milling, trading, and money lending

Duterte to Ayalas, Pangilinan: Agree to 'fair' water contracts, I’ll forget cases

Jun 05, 2020 - 10:49 AM

President Duterte says Manila Water and Maynilad must 'return' billions of pesos to the government and accept the new deals crafted by his administration, or else face cases

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte congratulates the personnel of the Philippine Army and Philippine Air Force for their successful operations against the New People's Army as he delivers a speech following a meeting at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang, Manila on May 26, 2020. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Family Mart delivers onigiri, ramen, bento boxes

May 19, 2020 - 5:57 PM

Family Mart's onigiri comes in 5 flavors: salmon, tuna mayo, SPAM, tori mix, and tinapa!

U.S. comedian Fred Willard passes away aged 86

May 17, 2020 - 12:11 PM

The actor is known for appearing in films such as 'Anchorman', 'This is Spinal Tap' and the TV show 'Modern Family'

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 07, 2013, actor Fred Willard poses on arrival for the AFI Fest opening night gala screening of Disney's 'Saving Mr. Banks' in Hollywood. - Willard died May 15, 2020, of natural causes media reported on May 16, quoting a representative of the actor and his daughter. Willard was 86. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)

[OPINION] How I learned to say 'I love you' to my mom

May 10, 2020 - 3:00 PM

'I was content in the comfort and strength I drew from my mom’s reliability, her expectations, and even her aversion to healthy emotion. My reticent mother and I were a match.'

POPCOM-NCR opens helpline for family planning, gender-based violence concerns

May 08, 2020 - 3:31 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The public is advised to call or text its official helpline numbers 09617432337 (Smart) and 09272998764 (Globe) or through messenger via POPCOM-NCR facebook account

Family Mart launches 'Fam on Wheels,' delivery service

Apr 27, 2020 - 5:12 PM

The convenience store dispatches 2 rolling stores to serve customers in parts of Metro Manila

[OPINION] Filipino family dynamics in times of crisis

Apr 26, 2020 - 4:00 PM

'Filipinos consider the family as a primary social support system in times of adversity. Conversely, the family may also be a source of anxiety.'

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Apr 21, 2020 - 6:48 PM

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Saudi princess pleads for release from high-security prison

Apr 17, 2020 - 3:24 PM

Princess Basmah bint Saud, an outspoken royal family member, writes on her verified Twitter account: 'As you may be aware (?) I am currently being arbitrarily held at Al-Ha'ir prison without criminal, or otherwise any charges'

SaudiPrincess Basmah Bint Saud Bin Abdulaziz speaks during a discussion on the role of women in the Middle East at the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC on April 12, 2017. Mandel NGAN / AFP

Sitcom with 'heart': 'Modern Family' bids farewell after 11 seasons

Apr 09, 2020 - 2:35 PM

After nearly 11 years, ABC's award-winning family sitcom says goodbye to viewers after 11 seasons and 248 episodes

How to keep your family safe during a pandemic

Apr 07, 2020 - 12:36 PM

Knowing the right thing to do can help save lives

US kids stuck at home embrace online exercise classes

Apr 01, 2020 - 5:00 PM

'We definitely want their mental health to equal their physical health'

WORKOUT FROM HOME. This family handout photo taken and released by Lauren Soliz shows Caylee, Kinley and Riley Canonico following an online Little Gym class from their living room in Houston, Texas on March 24, 2020. Photo by Lauren Soliz/AFP

7 safety tips for your family at home

Mar 19, 2020 - 9:26 PM

Avoid the spread of virus by following these simple steps

Beatrice, the dog who played Stella on 'Modern Family,' dies – reports

Mar 16, 2020 - 7:55 PM

Rest in peace, good girl

STELLA. 'Beatrice' has played Jay's dog since Season 4. Photo from the Modern Family Instagram account

Harry and Meghan wave royal goodbye

Mar 10, 2020 - 7:35 AM

The queen and the couple agree to review the new arrangements in 12 months' time, giving them a route back to royal life

SEE YOU. Britain's Prince Harry and his wife US actress Meghan Markle posing for a photograph in Kensington Palace, West London. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/ AFP

Davao Occidental tops Zamboanga in low-scoring MPBL semis

Mar 03, 2020 - 7:33 AM

The extremely low-scoring affair set a number of MPBL records, including the lowest points combined in a game of 75

TOPSCORER. Emman Calo emerges as the lone player in double figures in Game 1 of the semifinals series between Davao Occidental and Zamboanga. Photo from MPBL


[OPINION] #CourageOn: A daughter gives her kidney to her father

Feb 07, 2020 - 1:36 PM

His melancholic voice woke me in the middle of my deep sleep. 'Inday, pwede ba naku pangayuon imung kidney? (May I ask for your other kidney?)'

Prince Andrew accused of 'zero cooperation' in Epstein case

Jan 28, 2020 - 7:35 AM

Andrew denies having sexual relations with Virginia Giuffre, who alleges she was trafficked to have sex with friends of Epstein when she was 17

DENIAL. Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York (L) denies meeting Virginia Roberts, one of disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein's alleged victims. AFP file photo

Duterte: 'Rich people who are crazy should be killed'

Jan 24, 2020 - 4:04 PM

'Just wait for my signal,' says President Rodrigo Duterte as he continues to rile against the Ayala group and businessman Manny Pangilinan over supposedly 'onerous' water concession agreements

DUTERTE'S TIRADES. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech after leading the distribution of benefits to former rebels at the San Isidro Central School in Leyte on January 23, 2020. Malacañang Photo

O Canada: How life will change for Harry and Meghan

Jan 22, 2020 - 9:52 AM

As far as shopping goes, farmers' markets and roadside produce stands in North Saanich may replace the luxury of Harrods for the time being

TEMPORARY HOME. The residence of Prince Harry and and his wife Meghan is seen in Deep Cove Neighborhood from a boat on the Saanich Inlet, North Saanich, British Columbia on January 21, 2020. Photo by Mark Goodnow/AFP)

Harry and Meghan start new life in Canada with media spat

Jan 22, 2020 - 7:49 AM

The lawyers claim there had been attempts to photograph inside Harry and Meghan's new home using long lenses, and say paparazzi are camped outside the property

TABLOID FODDER. An arrangement of UK daily newspapers photographed as an illustration in London on January 9, 2020, shows front page headlines reporting on the news that Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, plan to step back as "senior" members of the Royal Family. (Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP)

What is their income? Harry and Meghan's bid for 'financial independence'

Jan 21, 2020 - 9:38 AM

Harry and Meghan will be free to earn their own money after giving up their royal titles and allowances

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 25: Prince Harry (R) and Meghan Markle (L) attend a Wheelchair Tennis match during the Invictus Games 2017 at Nathan Philips Square on September 25, 2017 in Toronto, Canada Chris Jackson/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation /AFP

House probe into alleged ‘lopsided’ LRT concession agreement sought

Jan 20, 2020 - 5:44 PM

ACT-CIS Representative Eric Yap files the resolution just 3 days after President Rodrigo Duterte said he would check the LRT contract, which involves the Ayalas and business tycoon Manny Pangilinan

DUTERTE VS AYALAS, MVP. A lawmaker wants a House probe into the government's concession agreement with the Light Rail Manila Corporation. File photo from LRMC

Britain's Prince Harry expresses 'great sadness' at royal split

Jan 20, 2020 - 8:40 AM

(UPDATED) The Daily Telegraph reports that Prince Charles would probably continue paying his son some money from his private income for the next year

RECEPTION. A black and white photo shows Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, leave Windsor Castle in Windsor on May 19, 2018 in an E-Type Jaguar after their wedding to attend an evening reception at Frogmore House. Photo by  Steve Parsons/POOL/AFP

Harry and Meghan begin life as (almost) ordinary people

Jan 20, 2020 - 8:07 AM

Meghan has admitted on UK television in October that she 'really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a stiff upper lip. I tried, I really tried.' But she admitted sadly: 'That's not the point of life. You've got to thrive.'

HAPPY COUPLE. In this file photo taken on on November 27, 2017, Britain's Prince Harry stands with now-wife Meghan Markle as she shows off her engagement ring while they pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London, following the announcement of their engagement. (Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP)

Meghan Markle visits Canada women's shelter in first public outing

Jan 16, 2020 - 10:37 AM

'She was interested, she was informed, she had great questions, followed up with questions on things that the staff had spoken about,' says the center's acting executive director

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a roundtable discussion on gender equality in October 2019 (Photo by Jeremy Selwyn/POOL/AFP)

Why Canada? Questions abound about Harry and Meghan's big move

Jan 15, 2020 - 8:23 AM

'Canada is not a halfway house for anyone looking to get out of Britain while remaining a royal,' says one tabloid editorial

RECEPTION. A black and white photo shows Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, leave Windsor Castle in Windsor on May 19, 2018 in an E-Type Jaguar after their wedding to attend an evening reception at Frogmore House. Photo by  Steve Parsons/POOL/AFP

Queen gathers royals for crisis meeting with Prince Harry

Jan 13, 2020 - 4:27 PM

Issues up for debate include how much money Prince Harry and wife Meghan will still receive from Charles's estate, their royal titles, and what commercial deals they can strike, according to the Sunday Times

ROYAL FAMILY. In this file photo taken on July 10, 2018 Britain's royal family stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch a military fly-past to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF). File photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

Prince Harry's wife Meghan returns to Canada amid royal storm

Jan 10, 2020 - 6:20 PM

Reports say Meghan headed back to Canada to rejoin 8-month-old Archie and 'she may stay there for the foreseeable future'

IN CANADA. In this file photo taken on October 25, 2019 Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a roundtable discussion on gender equality with The Queen's Commonwealth Trust (QCT) and One Young World at Windsor Castle in Windsor. File photo by Jeremy Selwyn/Pool/AFP

Abdication, divorces, and death: A century of UK royal scandals

Jan 10, 2020 - 8:34 AM

Think Prince Harry and Meghan's resignation is the ultimate royal shocker? It's far from the only one

ROYALS. The British royal family come onto the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch a military fly-past to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF) (Photo by Tolga AKMEN/AFP)

UK monarchy scrambles for solutions after Harry, Meghan bombshell

Jan 10, 2020 - 8:18 AM

British newspapers are full of reports of a family 'split' and the queen's 'dismay'

UK daily newspapers show front page headlines reporting on Prince Harry and Meghan's plan to step back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Japan's Naruhito hopes for a year without natural disasters

Jan 02, 2020 - 12:57 PM

'I hope this year will be a good and peaceful year without any natural disasters,' Naruhito says in his first New Year speech since ascending the Chrysanthemum Throne

This handout photo taken on December 12, 2019 and released on January 1, 2020 by Japan's Imperial Household Agency shows Japan's Emperor Naruhito (seated 3rd L) and Empress Masako (seated 3rd R) with their family members during a photo session for the New Year, at their residence in Tokyo. Imperial family members pictured are (front L to R) Empress Emerita Michiko, Emperor Emeritus Akihito, Naruhito, Masako, Crown Prince Akishino, and Crown Princess Kiko, and (back L to R) Princess Mako, Princess Aiko, Prince Hisahito, and Princess Kako. Handout / IMPERIAL HOUSEHOLD AGENCY / AFP

Mexico arrests 7 suspects in Mormon family massacre

Dec 31, 2019 - 4:11 PM

The prosecutor's office says in a statement Monday, December 30, that 3 suspects were arrested on December 26 for 'probable responsibility' in organized crime

MISTAKEN? Investigators believe the cartel mistook the families for members of a rival gang, but some relatives reject that theory, saying they were deliberately targeted. File photo by AFP

Quezon City assists 80 street dwellers during Christmas

Dec 27, 2019 - 4:30 PM

The city government also helps 6 Aeta families return to their hometowns

REMINDER. Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte says rescued street dwellers were sent back to their hometowns and warned against violating the city's ordinances on mendicancy. Photo from Joy Belmonte's Facebook page

Did Marcoses really win? Sandiganbayan justice chides PCGG in P200-B case

Dec 25, 2019 - 1:44 PM

Justice Maryann Corpus Mañalac, although concurring in the dismissal of the case, says unequivocally that the assets of the Marcoses are ill-gotten wealth, many of which have already been recovered

FORMER FIRST FAMILY. The Marcoses pose for a family picture outside the Comelec office in Manila on October 16, 2018 be Imee files for her certificate of candicacy. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Britain's Prince Philip, 98, in hospital over pre-existing condition

Dec 21, 2019 - 12:19 AM

The 98-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II is expected to be in hospital for a few days

Marcos family's entire art collection 'unlawfully acquired' – Sandiganbayan

Dec 19, 2019 - 10:45 PM

The collection is ordered forfeited in favor of the Philippine government

ART FORFEITED. The Sandiganbayan declared the Marcos family's art collection as "unlawfully acquired."

Court rules: Marcos family need not return P200B in 'ill-gotten wealth'

Dec 16, 2019 - 3:21 PM

(UPDATED) 'The bulk of documentary evidence offered by the plaintiff are mere photocopies, most of which are barely readable,' says the Sandiganbayan 4th Division

FAMILY PICTURE. The Marcoses in front of the portrait of their patriarch in Malacanang after Senator Imee Marcos (4th from left) and Ilocos Norte Governor Matthew Manotoc (right) took their oath before President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo from Imee Marcos' Twitter page

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Sotto attempt to remove fund for contraceptives is reproductive coercion

Dec 14, 2019 - 3:49 PM

In November 2019, Sotto proposed to remove the P225 million budget specifically allocated to buy 300,000 contraceptive implants

Duterte threatens Ayalas, Pangilinan after Manila Water arbitration win

Dec 03, 2019 - 8:50 PM

Manila Water's win against the government refuels President Rodrigo Duterte's determination to scrap the concession agreement of the Ayala-led company as well as that of Manny Pangilinan's Maynilad

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 44th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on December 2, 2019. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Men feel stressed if their female partners earn more than 40% of household income – new research

Nov 23, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Men who are the only earners are relatively unhappy but they were not as stressed as men whose partners are the principal earners. Neither of the extreme scenarios is good for male mental health.

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Networked propaganda: How the Marcoses are using social media to reclaim Malacañang

Nov 20, 2019 - 9:13 PM

Disinformation, coordinated amplification, use of an extensive network of anonymously-managed pages and groups are part of the Marcos comeback playbook

Sotto calls for halt in implant contraceptive funding for 2020

Nov 19, 2019 - 11:13 PM

Senate President Vicente Sotto III questions the ruling of the Food and Drug Administration that Implanon and Implanon NXT are non-abortifacient

GO SIGNAL. The FDA says contraceptive implant brands Implanon and Implanon NXT are non-abortifacients. Illustration by Shellete Gipa/Rappler

Meet South Korea's model daughter-in-law, a Filipina

Nov 15, 2019 - 12:44 PM

South Korea's Family Welfare Association gives Emma Sumampong her 'hyobu' status, an award for 'filial service' to her parents-in-law

This picture taken on August 30, 2019 shows Emma Sumampong (L) and her mother-in-law Kim Geum-nyeo (R) during an interview with AFP at her house in the mountainous town of Hoengseong.

PopCom: Amend RH law provision on minors' access to birth control

Nov 06, 2019 - 9:14 PM

Undersecretary Juan Antonio Perez III says minors who already have children should be allowed to access family planning methods without their parents' permission

pt2 / news / Dec 20 / 191212_contrceptives03.jpg PHOTO BY MIGUEL DE GUZMAN A member of the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines , Inc. shows some sample of oral and injectable contrceptives at their office in Quezon City on Wednesday. With the recent passage of the Reproductive Health Bill, despite the strong opposition from the Catholic Church, contrceptives and sexual education will be available in health centers all over the country.

On Undas, families of drug war victims cry justice for their dead

Nov 01, 2019 - 6:14 PM

For these families, the pain runs deeper as their relatives and friends did not simply die. They were killed.

STILL MOURNING. Gigi Sardido joins a prayer rally at the Mendiola Peace Arch in Manila. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler